I just wanted to post about what happened these last few days and what’s coming up in the near future:
– We decided to postpone the developement of QT frontends for the Mint applications in the KDE CE. As a consequence, the bad news is that all mint tools will still come with GTK interfaces in Elyssa KDE CE and that due to a problem with how GTK handles transparency in systray GTK applications won’t be using the default KDE style by default. The good news is that, with this out of the way, there isn’t much holding Elyssa KDE CE from being released anymore… so we should see this edition come with a public BETA pretty soon now.
– Ubuntu released an update (8.04.1). I’m currently reviewing it. As always I tend to take a conservative approach and I’m not interested in updates which don’t fix any important known issues. If the decision is to catch up with 8.04.1 then Linux Mint 5 R2 will be released and I’ll take the opportunity to consider adding support for OEM installations and a fix for mintUpdate (which sometimes doesn’t always refresh itself).
– Firefox 3 stable was added to the repositories. Opera 9.5 is there as well (although this was added a while ago). We’ve also added Western Quake 3 ( http://linuxmint.com/software/?sec=item&id=675&release=3 ) and we might add Urban Terror 4.1 soon.